Retail Therapy: Books for those in need

Story time: Westminster Mall will host a family-friendly Book Blast from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in its center court area. Kids will enjoy readings, giveaways and story-inspired activities. Families are invited to bring a new or gently used book to be donated to a local nonprofit. Information: (714) 898-2558 or

Bridal bliss: Scott's Restaurant & Bar, 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, is hosting a bridal open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy samples of appetizers and meet area wedding vendors. Information:

Menswear deals: Stop by the Yea.Nice/Ethika Warehouse Sale, 929 Calle Negocio, Suite F, San Clemente, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to enjoy up to 60% off men's urban and athletic shirts, underwear, hats, wallets, backpacks and more. Information:

Free magazines: The Newport Beach Public Library is now offering free digital access to many popular magazines to those with a library card at You don't have to be a Newport Beach resident to sign up for a library card.

Blarney in Tustin: The District at Tustin Legacy will offer a free St. Patrick's Day concert featuring the Shenanigans Band from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. March 27 on the District Stage. Information:

A healthy read: Co-founders of cult juice maker Ritual Wellness, Marra St. Clair and Lori Kenyon Farley, will read excerpts from their new book, "The Juice Cleanse Reset Diet," from 6 to 8 p.m. March 13 at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Hwy. The evening also will include juice samples and giveaways. Information:

Expedite your Expedit trip: Love IKEA's Expedit storage system? The beloved, iconic wall units are being discontinued and replaced with a slightly different system, Kallax, on April 1. Kallax will have a narrower edge profile and slightly rounded edges. If you need an Expedit piece to complete a set, hurry to IKEA. Colors and other options are disappearing quickly. Check the website ( to inquire about available inventory at different area stores.

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